Heading into the final inning Tuesday night, Denton starting pitcher Roman Arnold took on the mindset of a closer. He put the first six innings behind him and concentrated on the task at hand.
During 38 years of coaching, Denton’s Dennis Krishka took a different approach to the game of basketball. He established the framework of a team through several avenues, not taking the abrasive route of some of his mentors, while taking pride in his ability to build a program.
LITTLE ELM — The Guyer track programs won’t be missed in the coming years by their District 5-4A foes. The Guyer boys took the District 5-4A title Tuesday at Little Elm Athletic Complex, winning their fifth straight team title as a 4A program, while the Guyer girls rolled to their seventh straight in Class 4A. The boys and girls won by 80 and 109 points, respectively.
A season ago at the regional track meet at McMurry University in Abilene, Denton’s April Pena did what was necessary to advance to the state track meet with a 5-feet, 6-inch effort in the high jump. Unfortunately for Pena, her competitor also achieved the same height a jump before her, which effectively eliminated her from qualifying for state.
CORINTH — Leading 2-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, Lake Dallas erupted for eight runs in the frame to earn a 10-0 run-rule victory over Denton Friday.
Two victories into their playoff crusade, the Denton boys are striving to find the correct formula.
WICHITA FALLS — Denton forward Feliciano Amaya’s memories of last season’s playoff letdown have been eating at him. So after scoring in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs and adding two goals Thursday against Wichita Falls Hirschi in Denton’s 5-0 area-round victory, he feels like he’s got the monkey off his back.
Following a 3-0 loss to crosstown rival Ryan on Jan. 24, the Denton Broncos knew they needed to make a change.
In a matchup of teams with 1-3 District 5-4A records, Wichita Falls and Denton put runners on base only to see their pitchers snuff out each rally by not allowing the crucial, game-breaking hit.
CORINTH — With a plenitude of playoff possibilities up in the air, the Denton Broncos entered Tuesday’s game against Lake Dallas knowing a win cemented a second-place finish in District 11-4A.
When Guyer’s football program lost two assistant coaches to head coaching jobs two weeks ago, the Wildcats had some voids to fill.
A simple look at the current District 11-4A boys standings isn’t enough to determine which teams will be playing next week in the postseason and which ones will be sitting at home.
The Guyer Lady Wildcats don’t panic. They’ve trailed several times this season and have recovered for victories. So on Thursday night at Wildcat Field, when District 5-4A rival Denton took a significant chunk out of the Lady Wildcats’ armor with a three-run second inning, they were unfazed.
The District 11-4A playoff chase is, to say the least, murky. Adding in another tie doesn’t make it clearer. That’s exactly what happened on Friday night, though, as Denton and Birdville finished in a 1-1 tie at Bronco Field. Both teams came into the game with identical district records and in the middle of a four-team logjam behind district leader Trophy Club Nelson. Guyer started the day Friday at 3-3 in district play, with Argyle (2-3-1) not far behind.
When Guyer scored early in the second half to erase a two-goal Denton advantage, the Wildcats seemingly had all the momentum on their side.
There was a time when Robb Coffey’s voice wasn’t as deep, powerful or pleasant on the microphone.
AUSTIN — The fires of retribution that eventually led Guyer breaststroker Tristen Parish to the medal stand at Saturday’s state meet were stoked more than a year ago, when Parish was disqualified from the Region II meet and denied a chance to compete in Texas’ foremost high school competition.
One extra kick. That’s what motivated Guyer senior Tristen Parish this season in his pursuit of reaching the state swim meet at Texas’ Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center today and Saturday in Austin.
Days of preparation by booster clubs and coaches at local high schools will be rewarded today. Denton and Argyle’s baseball fields will serve as two of the five sites for the Russell Athletic North Texas Classic, while Ryan and Liberty Christian will be the host schools for the James Taylor Classic. In softball, Ryan will play host to the Tina Minke Tournament.
BOWIE — Before and after Saturday’s District 5-4A playoff between Denton and Wichita Falls Rider, the Broncos had their hands in the middle of their huddle and collectively shouted “brothers” or “family.”
It’s the time of the season when the Denton Broncos are hoping they are hitting on all cylinders, and Friday’s matchup at Bronco Field against district-leading Trophy Club Nelson served as a litmus test.
On Saturday, the Denton boys will be looking for that final play, the strong finish that was lacking in Tuesday’s regular-season finale against Trophy Club Nelson, when the Broncos were a few plays away from wrapping up District 5-4A’s final playoff berth.